Ben Doleac
Lecturer, Ethnomusicology

Global Pop

Through his research and teaching, Ben Doleac has explored African American music and dance as discourses of resistance and expressive tools of survival, from jazz to funk, hip hop and beyond. His current research examines the New Orleans brass band parade known as the second line, detailing how black New Orleanians have utilized the parade to respond to trauma and resist systematic racism creative expression and political action against systematic racism from the Jim Crow era through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In 2014, Doleac won a Graduate Fellowship at the Smithsionian National Museum of American History, where he researched the early history of jazz. His writing has been published in Ethnomusicology Review and The Yearbook of Traditional Music. In addition to his scholarship and teaching, Doleac has been a performing vocalist for more than two decades in ensembles ranging from Harvard’s Kumbaa Singers to the UCLA Balkan Choir.

Music and culture of the African diaspora; interrelationship between music and dance; popular music; American history; postcolonial theory; urban studies.

PhD in Ethnomusicology, UCLA, 2018; M.A. in Music (Ethnomusicology), the University of Alberta, 2011; B.A. in English, Wesleyan University, 2005

Amy Catlin- Jairazbhoy
Adjunct Professor
Ivan Varimezov
Adjunct Assoc. Professor
James Roberson
Adjunct Asst. Professor
I Nyoman Wenten
Adjunct Assoc. Professor
Anna Morcom
A. J. Racy
Distinguished Professor
Mark Kligman
Chair of Ethnomusicology; Professor
Aaron Bittel
Adjunct Associate Professor
Jesús Guzmán
Continuing Lecturer
Tara Browner
Francis Awe
Shannon Garland
Postdoctoral scholar
Kenny Burrell
Distinguished Professor
Helen Rees
Abhiman Kaushal
Adjunct Professor
Teresia Awe
Münir Beken
Associate Professor
Chi Li
Adjunct Professor
Steven Loza
Chair of Global Jazz Studies; Professor
Daniel Szabo
Adjunct Associate Professor
Katherine Lee
Assistant Professor
Maureen Russell
Adjunct Asst. Professor
Supeena Adler
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Tzvetanka Varimezova
Adjunct Professor
Roger Savage
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